Friends, there is some good news here and some better news. The good news is that The Americanist Independent website is out of beta and now live for your reading pleasure. Yes indeed, you can once again read up on all the cutting edge scholarship, innovative teaching, and the arts in American History. Yay.
Here’s the better news: now it’s completely FREE. As a public historian I think it is best that this work is available to the entire public – open access. Not only is site access entirely gratis, but it looks better and runs much more smoothly than the beta version. As of November 9, 2014, much of the site is still under construction but all AI issues are available. You will still need to set up a profile (to keep out the spammers) only now there is no charge. It’s FRREEEEEE (huzzah).
I am currently putting the final touches on the October 2014 issue of The Americanist Independent. For those of you who have yet to subscribe, you have been missing quite a bit. My idea behind the journal and website is to join the very best aspects of historical publishing with the ease and connectivity of blogging and social media. So far the project has been a tremendous success – so why not be a part of it?
So in addition to the community forum, the video component, and the much celebrated Student Portal, here’s what you’ve been missing – below is a comprehensive table of contents for the first four issues. Looks pretty damn good, right? And all for $4.97 a month, which is less than a burger and fries (and way better for you).
And just to prove that I am a generous fellow, click HERE and you can have a week’s full access gratis! Enjoy with my compliments.
Volume One, Issue One
Explorations in Visualizing the Irish of the American Civil War
The American Slave: A Database
An Examination of the Methodology and Results of
Digitizing the Slave Narrative Collection
Keith D. McCall
Those Gals Had it Easy:
The Conspicuously Untroubled Lives of Boydton Virginia’s Reconstruction Belles
Samantha L. Upton
RockinThruHistory: Learning History One Song at a Time
Volume One, Issue Two
Chasing after the Daughter of the Lost Cause
Heath Hardage Lee
The North Carolina Confederate Pensions, Past and Present
Aaron M. Cusick
The Civil War Institute Annual Conference at Gettysburg College: CWI2014 Reviewed
Evan Clapsaddle, Albert Mackey, Ray Ortensie, and Marilyn E. Jess
Harristorian Archives: The Pennsylvania Report on the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg
Volume One, Issue Three
A Checkbook is an Autobiography: the Case of Henry Clay Folger (1857–1930)
Stephen H. Grant
The Letters and Writings of Bill Evans, World War II Navy Aviator
Recreating the “Good War:” Pride and Pitfalls in WWII Reenacting
Controlling Atoms: Evaluating the AEC During the Eisenhower Years, 1952 – 1958
Volume One, Issue Four
Creating Veteran Identity for Women within the Veterans Administration
Amy Rebecca Jacobs
Selling Mr. Consumer: Forming Male Consumer Identity
The Tide of Domesticity: A Study of Gender, Environment, and Florida’s Indian River Culture -1870 and 1890
Dara R Vance
Every Piece of This War is Man’s Bullshit: The Women of Cold Mountain, a Film Review Essay by M. Keith Harris
Have a historical day, and by all means…please spread the word. I’ll be your best friend.